Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Drama · Horror · Mystery · Religion · United States

#541 The Night of the Hunter (1955)

#541 The Night of the Hunter 1955 // USA // Charles Laughton Criterion Collection (LINK) A Hard World for Little Things A self-proclaimed preacher, with H.A.T.E. tattooed on his left hand knuckles and L.O.V.E. on the other, speaks to the Lord humbly while driving a stolen car. He confesses his confusion over the number of widows… Continue reading #541 The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Drama · Japan · Mystery

#309 Ugetsu (1953)

#309 Ugetsu 1953 // Japan // Kenji Mizoguchi Criterion Collection (LINK) The Ghost, the Bad and the Women Ugetsu has been praised as the masterpiece of Japanese cinema ever since it was released and won the Silver Lion Award at the 1953 Venice Film Festival, and alongside with Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon (1950), it’s the film accounted… Continue reading #309 Ugetsu (1953)

Criterion Collection · Documentary · Mystery · Thailand

#875 Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)

#875 Mysterious Object at Noon 2000 // Thailand // Apichatpong Weerasethakul Criterion Collection (LINK) My impression on Thai cinema is occupied by the name Apichatpong Weerasethakul, action star Tony Jaa and the once market-dominating ghost horror films. Amidst aforementioned, Apichatpong is probably the most recognisable name among cinephiles and festival-goers, and from watching all of his major features,… Continue reading #875 Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)

Crime · Criterion Collection · Film Noir · Mystery · United States

#779 Mulholland Dr. (2001)

Criterion Challenge #779 Mulholland Dr. 2001 // United States // David Lynch Spine #779 Release: Oct 27, 2015 “Are you watching a movie, or are you dreaming?” I heard my own voice asking just after my first trip to MULHOLLAND DRIVE years ago. The experience was hypnotic and confusing, my senses were aroused to an extent… Continue reading #779 Mulholland Dr. (2001)